- Cracking the 20mph average barrier….
To the OP: Given your age and experience I reckon you’re doing pretty well! Only you know whether you are committed enough to do “proper” training, but even just lots of “unstructured” riding should bring small improvements given time. At least that’s been my experience.Posted 5 years agoSue_WMember
I found that terrain has made the biggest difference. My solo average round where I live (Snowdonia) is about 15/16 mph, but having ventured over to the flatlands of East Anglia my average went up to 19 mph.
As mentioned above riding in a group / drafting a larger faster rider can have a big impact.
I don’t think there’s any such thing as a general average speed, but suggest looking more at improving your average over different types of routes and solo / group ridingPosted 5 years agodavidtaylforthMember
your right on that one, thats one ride where you wont hit 20mph average. Think i hit just under 18 avg this year for it, which got 3rd quickest behind the Jebb meister. Next year, hopefully get about 19 avg if its not too windy !!
You should get him beaten next year! Although I dont think anyone has ever gone quicker than him….
I’ve already quit the cigarettes and I’m going to session Wrynose pass three times a week over winter. I’ll still come abolutely nowhere near.Posted 5 years agodisco_stuMember
Push a massive fixed gear? you might even hit 25mph 😉
“His great 100-mile ride came in the Bath Road Classic on a hot August bank holiday Monday in 1956. Using an 84-inch gear, and with cold porridge in his drinks bottle, he finished a circuit taking in Pangbourne, Shillingford and Abingdon in 3hr 58min 28sec, more than 11 minutes ahead of the second-placed finisher, Stan Brittain, and the rest of a formidable field”Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
will – Member
Kryton57 – I ride with London Phoenix out from Finchley into Herts. Not too far from you?
Cheers Will. I’ve had a look at the website. I’ve ridden with (once) and will try again Southgate Cycle club as they meet in the town centre where I live (so I don’t need to drive). I’ll meet up with them again.
As mentioned though, doing a club ride from 9am-3pm or so may be difficult for a bit as I’ll be leaving Mrs K holding the baby (literally) and Junior no1.Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
will – Member
Having said that I don’t know what you mean about time etc…
I mean we are about to have a new baby and already have a 3.5 year old. SCC ride at 9:00am and thier routes / organisation means I’d be back earliest 12 (return from morning break stop), 2-3 (return after lunch stop) or 5 (full ride).
At this point it won’t be fair on the missus to leave her for alone full day.Posted 5 years ago
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